New Relic Servers

New Relic Servers allows you to view and analyze critical system metrics, including CPU usage, physical memory, network activity, processes, and disk I/O utilization and capacity. This section provides information about compatibility and requirements, basic instructions on how to install and configure the Server Monitor agent, and links to more detailed information.

Compatibility and requirements

Before you install the New Relic server monitor, make sure your system meets these requirements:

Server Monitor Requirements
Linux Operating Systems New Relic supports the following operating systems for Intel (and compatible) x86 and x86_64 architectures:
* Ubuntu 10.04 and higher
* Debian 5 and higher
* RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 and higher
* CentOS 5 and higher
* SSE2 instruction set (may exclude x86/ia32 processors prior to ~2002)
Note: New Relic also provides a binary tarball that can be installed manually on any modern Linux-based operating system with glibc 2.5+.
Joyent SmartOS Systems New Relic supports Joyent's SmartOS zones on virtual machines running Joyent 2012Q2 and 2012Q4 SmartOS. Only x86_64 systems are supported.
Windows Operating Systems See New Relic for Windows Server Monitoring

License key

For any installation, you will need your New Relic license key. This is a 40-character hexadecimal string that New Relic provides when you sign up for your account. To view your license key: From the New Relic title bar, select (account) > Account settings.


Video For tips on installing New Relic Servers for Linux operating systems, watch this video (less than 1 minute).

Once you have set up your account, refer to these articles for server monitor installation and configuration instructions:

Note: The server monitoring agent does not require root access to run. However, it does require root access to install, because the installer writes to protected directories and interacts with the system package databases.

For more help

Additional documentation resources include:

  • Using the server monitor UI (viewing your server statistics and using the New Relic dashboard features)
  • Custom Dashboards (selecting charts and tables about your servers and apps with customized information on a single dashboard)

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